updated 12:07 PM UTC, Jun 27, 2017

Jain appointed Meghalaya police chief

Friday, 01 July 2016 10:59
Shillong: Senior IPS officer Sunil Kumar Jain was appointed on Thursday as the acting chief of Meghalaya Police following the retirement from service of Rajiv Mehta.The state's Congress-led government had written to the Union Home Ministry with a request to…

Meghalaya seeks exemption from coal mining law

Friday, 24 June 2016 14:13
Shillong: The Meghalaya cabinet on Friday decided to urge the central government to exempt the state from the purview of the Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act, 1973, following the National Green Tribunal's ban on rat-hole coal mining in the state."The cabinet…

Meghalaya CM asks BJP to snap out of euphoria

Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:52
Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday asked the BJP-led Central government to snap out of its election "euphoria" and talk about development."No need for the BJP to be in euphoria. Elections happened not only in Assam but in…

BJP predicts early elections in Meghalaya

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:33
Shillong: The BJP on Tuesday said the the Congress government in Meghalaya headed by Mukul Sangma would not be able to last its full term until 2018."Given the trend what the people of Meghalaya are sending as a message, I…

Meghalaya, Nagaland observe Yoga Day

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:14
Shillong/Kohima: Thousands of people from all walks of life participated in International Yoga Day celebrations across Meghalaya and Nagaland on Tuesday.Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan visited the Assam Regimental Centre in Happy Valley, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Indian Culture and Ward's…

Meghalaya High Court orders CBI probe in police scam

Friday, 17 June 2016 09:39
Shillong: The Meghalaya High Court has ordered a CBI inquiry into an alleged recruitment scam of the police conducted by the Meghalaya Public Service Commission.Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen issued the order on Thursday following a hearing on a petition filed…

68 rebels of tribal outfit surrender in Meghalaya

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:26
Tura (Meghalaya): As many as 68 rebels of the United A'chik Liberation Army in Meghalaya on Thursday surrendered before the authorities, marking the disbanding of the tribal Garo rebel outfit.The rebels surrendered along with their firearms before Chief Minister Mukul…

IT officials raid Meghalaya businessmen named in Panama Papers

Friday, 03 June 2016 11:14
Shillong: Income Tax officials on Thursday raided the residence and offices of three Meghalaya-based businessmen whose name figured in the recently-leaked Panama Papers, an official said.Among those houses raided was the residence of Philip Pala, the brother of Shillong MP…

Meghalaya Congress turmoil persists over Mukul Sangma's removal

Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:26
Shillong: The political turmoil within the ruling Congress in Meghalaya over demands for Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's removal appears to be far from over.A senior Congress leader said the latest political crisis has accentuated following the massive defeat of Congress…

Nigerian arrested in Goa rape case: Police

Monday, 30 May 2016 16:44
Panaji: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a Nigerian who has been accused of kidnapping and raping a 31-year-old woman here late on Saturday night.Speaking to reporters Superintendent of Police Umesh Gaonkar said the accused, one of two who…